|Certification Required||Special Assault|
|Primary Mode||Explode on contact|
|Secondary Mode||Two Second Fuse|
|Ammunition||Jammer, Plasma or Fragmentation grenades|
|Inventory Dimensions||3 x 6 (Rifle Holster)|
Also known as the "Grief Machine" when in the hands of an inexperienced user, the Thumper is a very powerful anti-personnel grenade launcher. Capable of equipping all types of grenade rounds (Fragmentation, Plasma, Jammer), it is a versatile weapon and can be quite effective in the hands of a seasoned grenadier. The weapon has two fire modes, a primary detonate on contact mode, as well as a secondary two-second- fuse mode that also detonates upon striking an enemy.
Ideal uses for the thumper are in Back Door or Tower defense. The two-second-fuse setting allows the user to fire around corners, saturating a target or area without visual contact. In addition, when loaded with a supply of Jammer grenades, they can be quite handy eliminating minefields on Galaxy drops when a Command EMP is not available.
Aspiring Special Assault soldiers should start by loading Fragmentation grenades into their Thumper. Many new players complain of a prompt grief-lock due to accidental team damage while using the Thumper, often while launching Plasma grenades. Fragmentation grenades have a smaller explosion radius and lack the aggravated damage-over-time of their Plasma counterparts, and as such, produce less grief for the Thumper user.